This week, I wanted to let you know of a great little bait made by River2sea. It is the Tango prop, and comes in two sizes, big and smaller. Both work well, but the smaller Tango prop has been a great producer for me and my guide trips! For three weeks now, I have been letting my clients use them, and they have been really working well. My clients have ranged for first timers, to moderate experience, and that bait has been magic. It is always difficult for beginners to catch fish on buzzbaits ( which has been the bite), but with the tango prop, they have been successful every time. So if you are looking for a great little topwater to catch fish, check out the Tango prop ( all the colors are excellent) on R2S website and order some from the Hook-up, you will like the results!
I’ve been guiding and fishing Roosevelt for the last two weeks. Although my tournaments weren’t that good, the fishing has been outstanding. The big ones are shallow, and there are huge numbers deep. If you have ever wanted to learn deep fishing, now is the time! If you want a great guide trip, just get ahold the The Hook-up, and they’ll get it booked!
We started in the cut where we caught a limit quick the first day, and caught nothing! Headed over to where we caught our biggest fish, and there was a boat in there! Pulled over to a nearby cove and caught over fifty bass, but the biggest was only about 2lbs. Fished all over the lake the rest of the day with little luck, and returned to the hot cove and culled a couple more. We ended with 8.9lbs and finished in 10th place. We caught most of the fish the second day on crankbaits and rattlebaits, only two on topwater. A R2S hi-dep 65, and a tango prop were my best baits. Since the lake has risen so far, there are big groups of bass, and lots of dead water, so fishing fast to find them was a key. Now, I’ll concentrate on some guide trips, selling my boat, and fishing some local teams, and enjoying the fall with Amy and TJ!!!
We had a tough prefish, wind, rain, and very few keepers! Today was better, we had a limit in 40 minutes in the first spot, then culled three more nice ones, and ended up with 10lbs. Most all came on topwater, so it was a fun day. We will run new water tomorrow, and see how it shakes out….
Great to be back in AZ! Leaving tomorrow for the ABA championship at Mead. Always love going to my favorite lake. Steve M and I won the AOY last year, and have never done real well in this tourney, so looking forward to changing that this week. Of course, there is a huge coldfront coming thru, so fishing will be changing. The lake is up 10 ft from the Open, so should be some good shallow fish! I’ll keep you posted on how it goes…